Hey sajohnson,That 2000 PC is back on ebay. Apparently the winng bidder backed out of the deal. The seller has it up on auction again this time with a buy-it-now for $12,000. I would go check it out in person and if I liked it, I would offer $11,000 on the side, without ebay involvement. He could then end the sale on ebay and sell it outright to you without ebay fees.That rig is in your general area, right?Click Here To See It On Ebay
I need to disagree with Ron on a couple of his suggestions:.......we had the ladder and roof rack installed and are VERY glad we did. .......We frequently stay at a Corps of Engineers Park near Ft. Myers and use the antenna to pick up Ft. Myers stations.
Given my unit is now 5 years old, I cannot address many of your questions without potential inaccuracies. Hopefully someone with a 2012 Sprinter will chime in.PC-USA introduced the Sprinter chassis in the 2009 model year.In 2008-2009 when motor home manufactures were going bankrupt in droves, Phoenix bought up may 2008 Sprinter chassis at RV bankruptcy auctions. The company then offered Sprinter PCs for the same price as their Ford versions. It helped the company survive through a very difficult time in our economy, and it gave PC-Sprinter owners an exceptional value. Everybody came out a winner.So if you consider purchasing a 2009 or 2010 Sprinter based PC-2350 or PC-2400, chances are it has a 2008 Sprinter chassis.The plastic fluted underbelly is "Fantastic". Every motor home manufacture should have it. That thick bonded-to-the-floor corregated plastic sheet protects the flooring from the elements, along with adding a little extra thermal protection in winter. Somebody on the web actually put it down as some sort of cheap construction method. Obviously he had no idea what he is talking about.I like your ideas on options and features. We got the same (though a gas generator) and highly recommend you consider them.A couple things I would consider deleting.- Leave off the rear ladder and roof rack (a very personal preference) others will argue otherwise. I required they give it to me in pieces so if I change my mind later, I have everything I need. So far no regrets.- Forget the Winegard antenna as I find it useless where needed most, outside of towns. If near a city, the digital signal is too touchy with lots of sound cut-out and pixelation. It works inside a city where you are forced to stay in RV parks which all have CATV. So we never use the antenna. Then adding that it puts so many holes into the front B+ aero-cap wiith lots of ugly caulk, and it likes to rattle when in transit. It's just a bad thing to have since the country went "digital". I wish I knew better, and refused it in 2007 when analog was still in-place. I would pay PC-USA to keep it next time, if there was a next time.
Quote from: gradygal on March 13, 2012, 02:23:36 pmI need to disagree with Ron on a couple of his suggestions:.......we had the ladder and roof rack installed and are VERY glad we did. .......We frequently stay at a Corps of Engineers Park near Ft. Myers and use the antenna to pick up Ft. Myers stations.And there you have your different opinions.About the antenna, we too have the booster yet have very limited use. I suppose a lot depends on the types of places travelled to. We do stay most often in the mountains and canyons where line-of-sight is dramatically disrupted, then the antenna isn't going to work. Analog signals found their way around such obstacles much better. And we could deal with a little snow on the screen much better than the sound cutting in and out with digital. In Florida the only obstruction would be something man-made which is much more forgiving. Admittedly, we very rarely camp under those types of conditions.
sajohnsonWe have the passenger swivel seat (in leather) and it is great. We also have the driver seat swivel and have used it many times during our 3 month stay in FL. We had a MaxxFan (6200K model) installed in place of the fantastic fan in the bedroom area and wish we had also put one in the living area instead of the fantastic fan. The MaxxFan has many nice features and is much quieter than the fantastic fan.The leveling jacks are wonderful, you won't regret that decision.We also did not have any carpet installed except in the cab area. We also use the TV antenna Winegard all of the time and never have had a problem. We do not hear it bounce on the roof and it also has the digital booster. We have been in remote areas, outside city limits and in metropolitan areas and have never experienced a problem.The POWER Awning is another wonderful feature. Good Luck in your search.
We had a 2010 PC 2350 Sprinter and loved it but felt that we needed a larger rig with twin beds so we traded it in on a 2011 PC 2551. I need to disagree with Ron on a couple of his suggestions:We ordered the Sprinter without the ladder. Yes, it makes the rear of the Coach look cleaner; however, on our 2551, we had the ladder and roof rack installed and are VERY glad we did. On the way home to Florida from Virginia in September, a screw on the roof vent fell off and the vent cover came up (at 65 MPH on RT. 81). We pulled off and I climbed up onto the roof of the motorhome, pushed the vent cover back down and we returned the screw to the vent. If we didn't have the ladder on the back, that would not have been fixed in a timely manner and we may have lost the cover.We use the Winegard antenna all the time. The newer antennas are equipped with a booster so the t.v comes in very clear. We find no rattling of the antenna when underway and do not find the signal touchy. Remember, not all RV parks (even near cities) have cable. We frequently stay at a Corps of Engineers Park near Ft. Myers and use the antenna to pick up Ft. Myers stations.The only option that you list that we would not want is the mirror with compass and outside temp. We are very happy with the Sony monitor with an 8" extension. It puts the monitor where your rearview mirror should be. You are right on with all the other options.
I'm torn about the ladder -- you and Gradygal both make good points. Offhand I'd say that if the main reason you leave it off is cosmetic.
Quote from: sajohnson on March 13, 2012, 07:24:58 pmI'm torn about the ladder -- you and Gradygal both make good points. Offhand I'd say that if the main reason you leave it off is cosmetic.The clean appearence is secondary. We plan to own our rig for a very long time, 25-30 years, maybe longer. When I examine older motor homes, that stuff becomes questionable whether it can be trusted. Rusting screws, heavily oxidized aluminum parts and related hardware along with dried-up caulk is concerning both on the rear wall and roof where water penetration becomes a concern. I feel the fewer holes in my roof and wall, the better. Admittedly I have much larger holes like for the a/c, skylight and roof vents and such, but the roof rack, ladder and Winegard antenna are easy for me to delete. And for some reason, old screws are a common source of water infiltration.As mentioned by Gradygal, there will be a time where I'll wish I had the ladder on-the-spot......especially if my rig gets tangled up in branches or something. But I will take my chances. Hey, I still have my ladder & rack. I can still mount them if I change my mind. If I ever do, I would likely install just the ladder.Every now and then someone donates an old motor home to the charity I volunteer at. Those with ladders demonstrates to me I made a wise decision.